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The Wren Boys

Author : Jack Butler Yeats
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The Wren Boys

Author : Carol Ann Duffy
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It is a cold day in Ireland, the 26th of December; frost lies thick on the blackthorn. A man walks the just-waking village, banging on every door, summoning the boys. Today is St. Stephen's Day, when legend has it that the Saint was betrayed by a wren's call, and the boys are off to the forest where they hope to find the traitorous bird and capture it by nightfall. But what will they do if their prey escapes them? Inspired by the many myths of the wren and the Irish tradition of hunting it, Carol Ann Duffy's beautiful new Christmas poem takes us on a chase through a snowy, rural landscape and ends with a merry celebration. With gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Dermot Flynn throughout, The Wren-Boys will make a perfect stocking-filler this festive season.

The Wren Boys

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Hunting the Wren

Author : Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
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A unique interdisciplinary study, this book examines the British and European tradition of the wren hunt, in which a bird ordinarily revered and protected for most of the year was killed around the time of the annual solstice. In focusing on this ancient ritual, Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence draws on her training in cultural anthropology and biology to cast a fresh light on the complexities of human-animal relationships.Following an introductory chapter on animal symbolism, Lawrence proceeds in subsequent chapters to describe the wren both as a biological entity and as the subject of numerous tales and legends, to delineate the details of the wren hunt ceremony and the various meanings ascribed to it, and, finally, to relate the ceremony to important contemporary issues in human-animal interactions and current attitudes toward the living environment. Whereas most other studies tend to concentrate solely on human perceptions of animals and fail to include the animal's role in the relationship, Lawrence's approach shows how the participation of both animal and human determines the symbolic status of the animal -- which in turn influences the treatment of that animal within a particular society.At a time when human destructiveness toward nature has reached tragic proportions, Lawrence contends, it is critical that we understand the processes by which certain cultural beliefs, in combination with observations about the natural history of a particular animal, result in emotional and mental responses that may ultimately determine the fate of that species. The author argues persuasively that the wren hunt -- with its ancient roots, associated beliefs, and complex meanings in thepreindustrialized world -- still has much to teach us.

The Wren Boys Etc

Author : Thomas Egerton WILKS
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The Wren Boys

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The Wren boys Rhyme

Author : Joseph Low
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The Wren Boys Or The Moment of Peril

Author : Thomas Egerton Wilks
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Wren Boys

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A Wrenboy s Carnival

Author : Gabriel Fitzmaurice
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Green and Gold

Author : Steve MacDonogh
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Wren Boys Or Moment Of Peril

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The Wren Boys Or The Moment of Peril

Author : Thomas Egerton Wilks
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Dicks standard plays

Author : John Thomas Dicks
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The wren boys or The moment of peril

Author : City of London Theatre
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Playbill for the City of London Theatre's production of: the romantic drama, The wren boys, or, The moment of peril, by T.E. Wilkes.

Publications of the Folk lore Society

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The Folk Lore and Provincial Names of British Birds

Author : Charles Swainson
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Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds

Author : Charles Swainson
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Publications

Author : English Dialect Society
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Tales of the Munster Festivals

Author : Gerald Griffin
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